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Dunedin's $5.4million bus hub opens

The South Today - News Update - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 17:55
March 20, 2019

Dunedin's multi-million dollar bus hub will be open for business on Thursday.

There was a multi-agency official opening today with dignitaries, including Mayor Dave Cull, arriving by bus.

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Writers' festival programme a real page turner

The South Today - News Update - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 17:46
March 20, 2019

Authors of beloved books, such as The Book Thief and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, are Dunedin-bound for a celebration of literature.

The programme for this year's Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival has been launched, to be held in the city in May.

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Blood donations rise in wake of Christchurch attacks

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 17:40
Carl Roughan is a first time donor. Photo: RNZ More than 500 people across the country have registered to give blood since the Christchurch mosque shootings, saying they want to do what they can to help.
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Man charged with arson after Invercargill fire

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 17:07
Police in Invercargill have arrested a man in relation to a suspicious fire at a property in Dee St.
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Woman arrested for Facebook post after mosque shooting

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 16:09
A Wairarapa woman was arrested on suspicion of inciting racial disharmony after a message was posted to her Facebook page in response to the Christchurch shootings.
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Sunwolves dumped from Super Rugby: reports

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 15:46
The Sunwolves are reportedly being dumped from Super Rugby. Photo: Getty Images The Sunwolves will reportedly be dumped from Super Rugby.
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Teen jailed for two years for one-punch killing

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 15:22
An Auckland teenager has been sentenced to two years in jail for the one-punch death of a security guard.
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Highlanders to visit mosque tomorrow

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 15:17
A collection of flowers and messages outside the Al Huda Mosque in Clyde St, North Dunedin. Photo: Shawn McAvinue The Highlanders are set to show their support for the Muslim community before leaving for Auckland.
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Man accused of sharing mosque livestream

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 15:00
A Christchurch businessman has appeared in court on charges of distributing footage of one of the mosque shootings.
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Roundup weed killer 'major factor in man's cancer'

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 14:29
Edwin Hardeman started using Roundup products in the 1980s and was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2015. Photo: AP Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in a California man's cancer, a jury has determined, in the first phase of a trial attorneys say could help determine the fate of hundreds of similar lawsuits.
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Lime loses out to Uber for Wellington trial

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 13:48
About 400 of Uber's Jump scooters will be trialled on Wellington streets. Photo: YouTube Uber is bringing its e-scooter brand to New Zealand.
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Footage sought of crash down bank

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 12:56
The woman was trapped for several hours between an embankment and a building on Gorge Rd. Photo: Tracey Roxburgh Queenstown police are looking for CCTV footage as they investigate a serious crash in which a woman was trapped for several hours down a bank.
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Mourners at first funeral for mosque victims

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 12:30
Mourners wait for the start of funeral services at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Linwood, Christchurch. Photo: AP Relatives of those killed in last week's shootings at two mosques in New Zealand gathered for the first of the victim's funerals on Wednesday, hours after the country's prime minister defiantly urged her wounded nation to remember the 50 victims and to never speak the name of the white supremacist responsible.
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'OK to grieve,' PM tells pupils

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 12:06
gettyimages-1136905124.jpg Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern receives a hug from a pupil. during her visit to Cashmere High School. Photo: Getty Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has visited Cashmere High School, which lost two pupils in Friday's terror attack in Christchurch.
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Reports of gunman in Napier suburb

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 11:52
Police are responding to a report of a "man with a rifle" in Napier.
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Highlanders make changes to tackle Blues

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 11:11
Tom Franklin and Shannon Frizell will both take the field for the Highlanders against the Blues on Friday night. Photo: Getty Images The Highlanders have made several changes from last weekend's would-be line-up for Friday night's game against the Blues.
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Why Facebook didn't block shooting video

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 10:59
Twitter, YouTube and Facebook say they’re working to remove video footage filmed by the gunman in Christchurch. Photo: AP Why did Facebook air live video of the New Zealand mosque shooting for 17 minutes? Didn't anyone alert the company while it was happening?
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